Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> reporter: his words drew tears from the audience but not bipartisan support. diane feinstein proposed the ban to end assault-style weapons. >> and that is legal today. >> reporter: republican s like lindsey graham say the bill would violate a person's right to bear arms and ignore the lack of law enforcement for current laws. >> i'm frustrated w say one thing, how important it is, but in the real world we absolutely do nothing to enforce the laws on the books. >> reporter: the senator questioned milwaukee's police chief. >> i want to stop 76 -- i want to finish the answer. i want to stop 76,000 people from buying guns illegally. that's what a background check does. if you think we're going to do paperwork prosecution, you're wrong. >> reporter: joe biden and new york mayor bloomberg met at the white house to share their support for the ban. >> jesse was the love of my life. [ crying ] >> reporter: change will come too late for neal's son. >> democrats admit they don't have the votes for an assault weapons ban. they are making more headway on a measure to strengthen background checks.